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“Big grilled catfish!”
Review of Favori Restaurant

Favori Restaurant
Ranked #123 of 735 Restaurants in Santa Ana
Cuisines: French, Vietnamese
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

Large dining room, with warm red color theme décor and wall-to-wall mirrors. We had goi bo tai chanh (rare beef marinated in lime juice, onion, mint and fish sauce) and the restaurant’s signature dish: ca nuong mo hanh (grilled catfish with sautéed scallion). The catfish was huge! Our waiter did a little “operation” on the table to de-bone the fish and separate the filets. Served with lettuce, variety of herbs, pickled carrot and daikon, and rice papers to wrap everything in, then dip into a special house sauce. Fish was flavorful but its meat sort of fell apart, probably because the fish was frozen, not fresh. Marinated beef dish was actually better, tender, succulent, and tasty. Courteous, attentive service. Very reasonable price for a nice restaurant. A good, fun place for family dinner!

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Thank punacoast
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Reviewed May 11, 2016

Reasonably priced food even though it looks like an upscale place inside but very tight seating. The lighting is a dim romantic lighting. The food was very good. A large selection of food, most famous for their baked cake fish. It was a huge fish and was cooked perfectly. We got the banana flambe and it was cool watching it come out in flames, but the burntness made it very bitter.

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Thank Amelia C
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Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

This place ha good food but there are a lot of tables close together and it's quite noisy. If you have no need to talk during dinner then this place is probably fine, but terribly noisy. Family friendly but large groups of folks were very noisy and the screaming kids added to the noise. Headache-generating noise.

Thank Peanut4Life
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Reviewed February 20, 2016

we stop by here three time and every times we not disappointed I think this year a new owner she super nice and so friendly this restaurant specially fish they bake so crunchy so good and vege is so fresh again love it and very happy very busy place all the time

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Thank pocketsize75
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Reviewed March 12, 2015

The second worse fried rice I've ever had! The catfish was surprisingly edible. We were a party of 11 with Vietnamese and well travelled Yanks. We think that favori was The place in days of old but their service approach and the general stuffiness seemed too old school now. I don't know where the other reviewers went; maybe we picked the wrong dishes or maybe lunch is better.

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Thank dennis b
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